I used my Paper Snips to cut off the square corners.
The next thing I did was to take my 1/8" paper punch and punch out the holes in the card stock using the original cover as my guide.
I stamped the cover before putting the notebook back together, this way the wire doesn't get in the way of stamping! I used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set with Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss inks.
Here's the finished notebook. I punched out a Blackberry Bliss butterfly using the Elegant Butterfly punch. I stamped the little one with Blackberry Bliss ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly punch. The leaves were stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock with Mossy Meadow ink and cut out by hand. I stamped the image twice so the second one is lighter.
Here's a close up of the butterfly, I used a short piece of Linen Thread to make a bow. Everything was glued on using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, it's by far my favorite adhesive. :)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have fun making your own mini notebook!